Jamaican triple Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt will get an early look at the 2011 World Championships site when he runs in the men’s 100 metres in Daegu, South Korea, on May 19.
The race will be the Bolt’s first 100m of the season as well as his first visit to South Korea.
It will precede Bolt’s previously announced 200 metres at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting on May 23.
‘He has tremendous support in Korea and everyone here expects another record from him,’ Dong-Hoo Moon, co-president of the Colorful Daegu Pre-Championships Meeting, said in a statement on the event’s website.
Bolt holds the world record at both the 100m and 200m, this after setting marks of 9.58 (100M) and 19.19 (200m) seconds at the 2009 world championships in Berlin to win gold medals.